Only 4 years left to go…
Using their highly accurate and intricate calendar, the Mayans predicted 2012 to be the end of civilization.
I can see them now…the chiefs sitting around in their elaborate head dressings, scratching their heads and trying to figure out how to keep their highly intricate calendar running past the year 2012. Eventually they threw in the towel, decided to declare it Doomsday since the math wouldn’t work, and went off to play with their human sacrifices some more.
Their calendar is only off by minutes a year, where our Gregorian calendar is off nearly 6 hours every solar year. Hence the need to add an extra day every 4 years.
Interestingly, on the winter solstice of 2012, the sun will be aligned directly with the center of the Milky Way galaxy, the first time in 26,000 years. Maybe they WERE on to something after all? Either way, I’ll be ready to retire in 4 years.
The Chinese and Hebrews have it even worse than we do. They have to add a full month every 4 years to keep things on track. Good thing they weren’t the ones predicting Doomsday for me. Actually, to give the Chinese credit, their famed book the I-Ching, which is used for making predictions and decisions, actually has 2012 as a termination point as well. An interesting coincidence.
Well, since I’ve only got 4 years to do something with my life and to make something of myself, I need to get busy…..and I have just the plan!
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